Print - Vintage Turkish Wrestler Poster

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This is an original print, from a Turkish 'Life' magazine from the early 1900s that features then world wrestling champion Adali Halil. 

Impress your friends with worldly knowledge. Add this awesome conversation piece to your home collection. 


Adali Halil was born in 1871 in the Turkish village of Edirne. He competed in many countries including France, Germany, Austria, and the US. His most memorable achievement was when he wrestled legendary American wrestler, Tom Jenkins. As a result of the match, Jenkins was defeated and left with broken ribs. The saloon was in an uproar and when asked how he felt about the match, Jenkins reportedly said "I don't know what it is, it was like a wall fell over me". Adali was then given the nickname 'The Lion of the Sultan'. He died in 1922.